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Kate’s Favorite Pics – and a giveaway winner

Kate’s Favorite Pics – and a giveaway winner

Congratulations to Kristina Browning, winner of the Amish-made laundry bag for clothespins and two lovely Amish-made oven mitts from Lancaster County, plus a signed copy of one of my Amish books: Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County, or one of three...

Finding Community

Finding Community

A couple of women in our neighborhood have organized a potluck in a nearby park for next week. Each year, our city sets aside a specific date for communities to gather. Actually, the whole country holds a National Night Out to promote fellowship . I’m a very social...

Best Time to Write

Best Time to Write

Photos from Lancaster County embellish my stories People have asked me when my best and most productive time to write is. If I had my druthers it would be late morning or after dinner. However, I find I get my best writing done very early in the morning, before my...

Kate’s Favorite Pics – and a winner!

Kate’s Favorite Pics – and a winner!

Please help me congratulate Karen Hadley, winner of the charming Amish-made Apron and Hot Pad, plus one signed copy of Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County, or a book from The Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy, either bestselling Leaving Lancaster, its...

Amish or Royalty?

Amish or Royalty?

What fun to wake up the morning of the British Royal Wedding to find my TIVO was taping it as I slept. I have friends who arose extra early to watch the pageantry and magnificence of the splendid occasion on TV. Although, many wanted nothing to do with it. I thought I...

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About Kate

Kate Lloyd is a novelist, a mother of two sons, and a passionate observer of human relationships.

A native of Baltimore, Kate spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the inspiration for Leaving Lancaster. She is a member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society.

Kate and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, the setting for Kate's first novel, A Portrait of Marguerite. Kate studied painting and sculpture in college. She has worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restaurateur.